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    Youth Protection and Clearances: New Volunteers

    In order to meet the Diocese and state requirements, all volunteers at OLV must complete the four steps below. 

    If you believe you have already completed any of the requirements listed below or have questions, please, contact the OLV Youth Protection Program Coordinator before you begin the steps below.
     
    Step 1: Prepare Paperwork

    Prepare/obtain paperwork needed for submission to Youth Protections Coordinator:

    A. Diocesan Forms

    1. Diocesan Application

    2. Code of Conduct

    3. Volunteer Disclosure Form

    4. Ministry Reference Form (To be completed by reference not related to applicant)

    5. Use of Technology Agreement

    B. Pennsylvania-Required Clearances:

    1. PA Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) directly on the Department of Public Welfare website.

    Cost: none

    The results will be sent to you electronically.

    Print this clearance report for submission to Youth Protections Coordinator


    2. PA Criminal History Check (Act 34) directly on the Pennsylvania State Police website.

    Cost: none

    The results will be sent to you electronically.

    Print this clearance report for submission to Youth Protections Coordinator


    Step 2: Training Courses

    Complete the TWO required online training courses:

    1. Virtus Online Course.  This online training is a Diocesan requirement.

    2. Mandated Reporter Training. This online training is a PA requirement.  

    NOTE: Once you have completed this PA required course, print the certificate of completion to submit to the Youth Protections Coordinator.


    Step 3: Fingerprinting through IdentoGO

    • If you have lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10 or more consecutive years, go to step 4. (i.e. You may skip this step.)

    • If you have NOT lived in Pennsylvania for the past 10, you are required to do the following:
      • Review the IdentoGo service code chart and identify the service code that applies to you.

      • Complete the online IdentoGo application and schedule a fingerprinting appointment at location of your choice.
        • Cost: $21.35

      • Once you complete the fingerprinting process, you will be sent "unofficial results" via email. 

      • Make a copy of these results and submit them to the OLV Youth Protections Coordinator. 


    Step 4
    : Submit Paperwork to OLV Youth Protections Coordinator

    Submit all paperwork to the Youth Protection Coordinator:

    Youth Protections
    Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church
    820 Westerly Parkway
    State College, PA 16801  

    Important Notes

    • Allow 6 weeks for documents to be processed by the OLV and Diocesan Youth Protection Coordinators.

    • You will receive confirmation of compliance via email from the OLV Youth Protection CoordinatorClearances are valid for 5 years, from date of issue.

    • If you have obtained the PA clearances listed above within the past 12 months, please, contact the OLV Youth Protection Coordinator before beginning the process of obtaining new clearances.